6th March 2013
There are many recognized distress signals you can use when you need assistance at sea. This video from Maritime NZ shows you what to use and how to use it.
7th February 2013
The best type of boat hull has been argued over for many years and this article discusses the pros and cons of both fibreglass and aluminium.
25th January 2013
This is a great video from Maritime NZ that shows some of the basic boat maintenance checks that you should be doing before going out on the water this Summer.
22nd January 2013
This is a demonstration from Powerboat Training New Zealand’s next generation of boating courses, which is fully interactive and able to be completed online. If you don’t have time to sit in the classroom, this is a great way to get an internationally recognised qualification.
6th December 2012
Towing your trailer boat, whether taking it on holiday or going to the local boat ramp, is something all boaties should take seriously. You may think it will never happen to you but seeing a boat going for a sail on it’s own down the road after coming adrift from your tow bar is not a pretty sight!
3rd July 2012
The shortest day has been and gone, and we can all start looking forward to spring and summer. What better time to start thinking about a new boat, or if new isn’t for you, possibly one of our quality pre loved selection for the upcoming season. We have had a busy couple of months, and are looking forward to a great season.
28th March 2012
JP Tobin achieves a bronze medal at the RS:X World Championships. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship.
30th November 2011
The (NOT) Round White Island Race – renamed with a new course set following the grounding of cargo ship Rena off the coast of Tauranga. Media attention from the ensuing problems of oil spills and floating containers still unsecured is very much in the public eye – I rest my case.
18th November 2011
With Christmas just around the corner the days are flying by, there is no better time to start thinking about a new boat, or getting the current boat out and giving it the once over for the upcoming season. We …
8th November 2011
You might have seen a video online of a dog playing with an Orca. That Orca was “Luna” who was a common sight around Vancouver Island, Cananda back in 2001 where he was well known for playing with boaties in the area. Somehow, Luna was separated from his pod at the tender age of just two years and lived alone off the Vancouver Island coast.